Cargo handling firm WFS ropes in Duncan Watson as VP Group Commercial Cargo
Nov 15, 2018: Duncan Watson has been named as vice president – Group Commercial Cargo of of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), one of the largest cargo handling companies.
In his new role, Duncan is based at WFS’ head office in Roissy, Paris, and reports to Barry Nassberg, Group chief commercial officer.
He brings some 30 years of experience and expertise to WFS. He spent 18 years at DHL with local, regional and global commercial responsibilities before joining Emirates Airline, where he spent 11 years, ultimately holding the post of vice president, Cargo Commercial Operations, based in Dubai, responsible for the airline’s cargo operations and commercial activities across The Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
“Duncan has a strong understanding of the air cargo industry, the evolving role of the handler and the commercial drivers of growth and brings a new dimension to our Group Commercial team. I know he will make a significant contribution to our success as we continue to leverage our growing international network and service capabilities to benefit our airline customers across the globe,” stated Barry Nassberg.
WFS has seen strong growth in the year 2018, as it won new cargo handling contracts with leading carriers, including Emirates and Qatar Airways in France, Thai Cargo in the UK and Ireland, Cathay Pacific in Brussels and Copenhagen, American Airlines in Milan, Egyptair in Amsterdam and Brussels, and Turkish Airlines, Aer Lingus, DHL Air and Ethiopian Airlines in the US.